When you have more than one imperfection in your smile, then you could benefit from a treatment designed to address multiple issues at once! With dental bonding, your Livonia, MI, dentist can treat issues with a tooth’s color and shape in only one visit using cosmetic dental bonding.
The Bonding Procedure
How do we repair a smile with dental bonding? To begin, we will carefully examine your teeth to assess the cause and severity of your concerns. We then administer a local anesthetic and gently clean and etch the surfaces. We apply a composite resin to the tooth in several layers, using the same metal-free material we employ as part of our fillings. This is also color-matched to blend with your smile. In fact, we could whiten your teeth beforehand to ensure it matches your brightest possible smile. The dentist will then begin to mold and sculpt the tooth as the composite resin begins to cure under a special light. Finally, we polish the tooth for a brighter appearance. The entire process only takes one visit to complete!
The Benefits for Your Smile
The bonding process could be used to mask permanent teeth stains, the kind that may resist common teeth whitening treatments. We also close embarrassing gaps between the teeth, lengthen worn down teeth, and reshape malformed ones too. We could also use contouring in the same visit, sanding and buffing the tooth to remove pits, grooves, and rough patches in the surfaces. Contouring allows our team to reshape overly large teeth and dull sharp, jagged, or pointed portions of your smile.
Treating a Chipped Tooth
We also use bonding to repair chipped and cracked teeth as well. When a tooth is injured, treatment is crucial to avoid the onset of tooth decay and infection, as even minor injuries could expose sensitive inner tissues to harmful oral bacteria. We can offer repair in one visit, with new structure that blends with the rest of your smile. To avoid injuries, be sure you wear a mouthguard when you play sports or martial arts. If you sustain an injury and no damage is visible, consider a checkup anyway as small fractures could be invisible to the naked eye!
If you have any questions about our cosmetic treatment options, or if you would like to schedule a visit to see what can help you obtain a more attractive smile, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR LIVONIA/DETROIT, MI DENTIST ABOUT DENTAL TREATMENT
We want to offer a solution for your cosmetic imperfections that helps in one visit. If you want to know more about our cosmetic treatment options, then please contact your Livonia, MI, dentist, Dr. Stewart, by calling (734) 425-4400.